JacksGap – What’s one of those then?
JacksGap is a very popular UK YouTube Channel set up by Jack Harries in 2011 to document his gap year. Later he was joined on the channel by his twin brother Finn Harries.
The JacksGap channel is now one of the UK’s most popular UK vlogging channels. (If you are a bit unsure exactly what vlogging is then this article may help).
They are not typical vloggers – films on their channel include road trips around India to raise money for charity.
India charity trips? Sounds a bit full-on..
Jack started out vlogging pretty much like all the other vloggers producing films with titles like “Boredom”, “Results and Dragons” and “I’ve Got A Poodle” which consisted of the ridiculously good looking Jack sitting on his bed talking about random daft stuff in random daft ways. Teenage girls loved it – and loved it more when his equally good looking twin brother turned up.
And then they changed.
They began to make more travel films and films promoting charities. They got an office. They made hour long vlogging epics about travelling across India.
In other words it looked like they made a conscious decision to move beyond the “sitting on the bed being confessional or being silly” nature of what most of the young vloggers were up to
And how’s that working for them?
Pretty well. Their films are still guaranteed to find their way into our Daily UK Vlogging Chart – but because we don’t get to see Jack sitting on his bed talking about his life as much as we used to the channel, whilst still very popular, is no longer the UK’s number 1 non gaming vlogging channel – which is was year ago.
So instead of Jack on his bed what do we get?
Jack Harries (and occasionally Finn) has been trying all sorts of different films since the India road trip film – films include a debate at Cambridge University, music promos (bands play in their shed) and massive collaboration projects (which are technically brilliant). How this type of content works out for them has yet to be seen – but their striving for a bit of maturity and for original ideas and original content should be applauded.